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R-2D Two-Family Residential District

This district is for low-density urban and suburban two-family residential areas.  The R-2A and R-2D use regulations are identical, but the required lot width and area are greater in the R-2A district.  These districts are governed by section 21.40.040 of the municipal code.  Only a single principal structure is allowed on any lot or tract.

Minimum lot area 6,000 square feet
Minimum lot width 50 feet
Front yard setback 20 feet
Side yard setback 5 feet
Rear yard setback 10 feet
Maximum height of a principal structure 30 feet
Maximum height of a detached garage 25 feet
Maximum height of other accessory structures 12 feet
Driveway surface Paved
Landscaping required Visual Enhancement*
Setback for animal enclosures 100 feet

* All areas not devoted to buildings, structures, drives, walks, off-street parking facilities or other authorized installations must be planted with Visual Enhancement landscaping.

If you use the online version of the code (under "External Links), try searching on "21.40.040" for more information.  Please note that recent amendments may not have been published yet.  Land Use Enforcement will be happy to verify the current code language for you.

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    • Current Planning
    • Section Supervisor: Erika McConnell
    • 4700 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
    • 907 343-7943